Media Advisory - Toronto Hydro and Toronto Fire Services to give live demonstration on what to do when powerlines come down on your car

TORONTO, Feb. 16, 2016 /CNW/ - Toronto Hydro and Toronto Fire Services invite members of the media to attend a safety demonstration aimed at educating motorists on how to react if a powerline comes down on their car.

The best advice is to stay in your vehicle and call 9-1-1, but if you have to escape, there's a process that involves jumping clear of the vehicle and shuffling your feet close together.  During the event, Toronto Fire Services will be demonstrating the proper steps to take.

Toronto Paramedic Services and Toronto Police Service will also be in attendance.


Representatives from Toronto Hydro and Toronto Fire Services


Toronto Fire Services training facility

895 Eastern Avenue



Thursday, February 18

10 a.m.

PLEASE NOTE: Parking is available on-site.

SOURCE Toronto Hydro Corporation

For further information: Tori Gass, Media Relations Specialist, Toronto Hydro, 416-903-4037,; Captain David Eckerman, Toronto Fire Services, 416-338-0763,


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